Friday, October 28, 2011

Egyptians March from Tahrir Square to Support Occupy Oakland

By Rachel Swan
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Tear gas canisters shot in Oakland on Tuesday were, indeed, heard around the world. Today, pro-democracy protesters marched in Egypt to support the Occupy movement and decry against excessive police force in Oakland, BoingBoing writer Xeni Jardin reports. Although the Egyptians had a lot of demands for their own government — including the transfer from military rule to a representative democracy, and atonement for the death, by torture of 24 year-old political prisoner Essam Ali Atta — many of their signs referenced Obama, Wall Street, and police brutality. Egyptian blogger Mohammed Maree live-tweeted snapshots.

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